Category Winter health

Aches and Pains, Oh My!

  The weather has changed, and maybe you’ve found yourself experiencing an increase in pesky aches and pains in your joints. It may be easy to pass this off as arthritis, which has unfortunately become somewhat of an expectation as we age. The solution to this phenomena is not always an NSAID. You guessed it, […]

Build Your Kidney Qi: How to exercise in winter without damaging your kidneys

If you’re a regular reader, you know that winter is the season to strengthen your energetic reserves, and build your vitality by slowing down as presented in the post Winter: The Season of the Kidneys. Chinese medicine has specific recommendations for when  to exercise during the winter months, which I cover in the post: Exercise According […]

Three Reasons to Keep a Gratitude Journal

The dark winter months combined with the stress of the holiday season, can cause many of us to loose sight of some of the good in our lives. We can easily become inundated with stress or fall into a winter depression. Now is a good time to consider creating a practice that will help retrain […]

Kidney Strengthening Advice from World-Renowned Qi Gong Master

I am posting an article by my teacher and world-renowned Qi Gong Master Liu He of the Ling Gui Qi Gong School with a few explanations written by me. Nourish Your Kidney Yin As we enter the Winter season, people may experience more yin depletion. Master Liu He advises all students at this time to […]

Favorite Chemical Free Air Freshers for Winter Health

Now that your house has been sealed up against the elements for a few months, you may be looking for ways to spruce up that stale air smell.  Be wary of conventional air fresheners, sprays, and heavily scented cleaning products, since many of these contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that break down into nasty […]